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Posted February 27, 2017

Last updated: February 27, 2017. We continually update this page with relevant documents, links and other useful resources. We are very happy when you tell us about resources that YOU’d want to see. Send a mail to   Read more

Celebrating Our Partners

Posted February 26, 2017


We want to celebrate the great relationships we have with our partners. They all help us get our words out into the world, through creating, arranging or supporting our programmes, co-delivering with us or providing our programmes to their customers.

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Coaches Going Corporate video series

Posted February 25, 2017


Shooksvensen in cooperation with Boom Boom Go are launching an 8-part video course series called Coaches Going Corporate. The series is intended for coaches who want to sharpen their coaching skills and who want to work within organisations, either as external

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Making Change Stick

Posted February 24, 2017

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As coaches and trainers, we all know how hard it can be for our clients to embed their new learning into an ongoing practice, or stick to the changes they want in their lives and create new habits. In this

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Brain Power: A User’s guide for navigating uncertain times

Posted January 20, 2017

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In collaboration with Manchester Metropolitan University Business School in November 2016 Lori delivered a  Winter 2016 Leadership Masterclass called “Brain Power: a user’s guide for navigating uncertain times!” Short interview with Lori: Link to the PowerPoint presentation Lori Shook Professional

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Lori at Manchester Metropolitan University

Posted October 10, 2016


Manchester Metropolitan University Business School in partnership with CMI and Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce announce our Winter 2016 Leadership Masterclass by Lori Shook, Director, shooksvensen “Brain Power: a user’s guide for navigating uncertain times!” at Manchester Met Business School

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Through the Door

Posted January 15, 2016

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Through the Door Model. Janine Bailey and Marie Quigley over at Empower-World run a series of web-casts and they interviewed Lori about her “Through the Door” Model. “Consistent with Lori’s background in science and engineering, her approach to coaching is practical and

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Lori speaks at ICF Conference in London

Posted January 14, 2016

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Lori will be speaking at the annual UK ICF Conference 2016 “Interconnection and Coaching for Complexity”, 17 May 2016 in London. Her talk is titled: Being the Warrior: Standing in the Space so the Work Can be Done The final session

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Conversations that Count

Posted December 5, 2015

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This autumn we are highlighting Conversations that Count, a program for training leaders how to think and act more like a coach, while still maintaining authority as a manager/leader. This robust training program is for leaders who wish to integrate

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Interview with Lori on Neuroscience of Coaching

Posted November 30, 2015

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The good people at RAW Voices, Tim Brownson and Olivier Larvor do some great Podcast! In November 2015, they spent one hour with Lori Shook, talking abut Neuroscience of coaching, coaching and the brain and even something about chasing submarines during the cold

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Free Webinar with Lori Shook

Posted October 3, 2015

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Making Change Stick – Why coaching works and how to make it even better by Lori Shook. Sign up for the webinar here: Neuroscientists are providing so much information about the brain – about what creates our emotions, motivation, lack

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Free Learning event in London

Posted September 1, 2015

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Stakeholders are human, too How to create and maintain successful business relationships using neuroscience and a bit of structure shooksvensen continue our series of free Learning Events in London. The next one is Tuesday, November 3rd at Hilton Paddington at 6:30pm

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Team Up! Our book is out.

Posted August 7, 2015


Our book is now available on Amazon. Team Up! Applying lessons from neuroscience to improve Collaboration, Innovation and Results. For your other Amazon version, please search for “team up neuroscience”. This book is about how to create

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Great Conversations start with Listening. Listen to understand.

Posted May 28, 2015

We believe that you can improve your conversations with some simple ideas. Simple, not easy. We’ll talk about “frame of reference” and listening skills. How many conversations have you had that deteriorated to (a version of) “Yes, it is!” “No,

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NeuroBusiness 2015

Posted May 27, 2015

We in shooksvensen are very proud to sponsor NeuroBusiness 2015 in Manchester, June 24-25, 2015. NeuroBusiness 2015 is aimed at business leaders, HR professionals, researchers and line managers looking to gain new insights, skills and approaches which can be easily

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Lori Shook’s talk at TEDx

Posted May 15, 2015


Lori spoke at TEDx Square Mile 2013. The title of her talk was: “Re-discovering our adult mind”. She talks about how our mind consist of the limbic system (she calls it the teenage or adolescent brain) and the pre-frontal cortex

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Emotional Addictions, part 3 – How to Kick Them!

Posted May 6, 2015

So are you ready to overcome an addiction? What will it be – guilt? worry? anger? or thinking of yourself as worthless? Fantastic! So you know you’ll need to overcome your neurophysiology (I’m assuming you’ve read the previous two blogs)

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Emotional Addictions, part 2 – The Neuroscience

Posted May 6, 2015

Yesterday was a brief overview of neurophysiology and today I’ll get into a little bit more detail about how emotional addictions work. Of course, I can’t possibly do justice to the whole body of neurophysiology work in this post but

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Emotional Addictions, part 1

Posted May 5, 2015

Do you know anyone who regularly acts like a drama queen? Or habitually is angry, guilty or pessimistic or someone who is always too nice and never says no? Imagine that behavior is an addiction — because it probably is.

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Posted May 1, 2015

How do you know if personal development (or leadership development or team development) actually works? And what do we mean when we say “it works”? I believe there are two different categories of answers, first “we get what we measure”

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What does it mean to re-humanise the workplace?

Posted February 10, 2015

We don’t have to be researchers from business schools to realize that something is not right in the workplace. Our friend “the burnout coach” says: “According to a recent study by the CIPD (The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development)

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